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08-14-2006, 10:09 PM
I tried a search.. couldnt find an answer...

Today a friends 1996 Grand Am 2.4l Autotragic went south.

In park/neutral there is a very loud clacking sound coming from the back side of the engine compartment. Sounds like its coming from the engine, or CV joint/transfer case.

What happens is the clacking will cease if it is put in 1,2,3 or Drive/OD. The car at first made a loud thump on the hiway and all gears were lost. But now all the foward gears work.

Reverse will not work no matter what you do.

Not sure if there is a simple fix w/out replacing the trans. or not. We don't mind pulling the trans., but advice on what to do/look for after that would be helpful.

Thanks in advance if anyone has any advice.